As the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Lucas Oil Invitational, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, wound to a close Sunday afternoon, the world’s Top 35 bull riders, and some of the rankest bucking bulls on the planet, punctuated the historic closed-to-fans Unleash The Beast event with a championship round that won’t soon be forgotten.
In the waning moments of the third weekend at the closed-to-fans Lazy E Arena, on a day where the bulls were ferociously feisty, the final three riders erupted for monstrous 90-point rides and one bovine athlete posted the high-marked bull score of the entire 2020 season.

At the historic third closed-to-fans PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast event inside Lazy E Arena in Logan County, Oklahoma, the world’s Top 35 bull riders continued to pioneer the return of professional sports in an empty arena on a night where the bovine athletes reigned supreme.

With bull power in full force, only six cowboys recorded qualified rides on the opening night of the two-day PBR Lucas Oil Invitational, presented by U.S. Border Patrol.

As entries open Monday, May 18 for all schooling and Spring Competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, ESP defines rules for showing. The revised Spring Series Prize list is now available.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect people’s lives around the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are strengthening their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles including physical activity, sport, and active recreation, as a tool for health across the globe.

AQHA Executive Committee approves modifications to frequently touched surfaces, including the mandatory gate obstacle in trail and Versatility Ranch Horse trail and the obstacle drag in open, cowboy and amateur VRH trail, until further notice to protect the safety of exhibitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The AQHA Executive Committee and AQHA leadership are currently evaluating protocols and recommendations to implement when local, state and federal mandates are lifted and the impact of any new guidelines on AQHA shows and programs. The Executive Committee recently approved waiving the gate as a mandatory obstacle in trail, AQHA Rule SHW 466.1, and Versatility Ranch Horse trail, in addition to the obstacle drag in open, cowboy and amateur VRH ranch trail, AQHA Rule SHW561.7.

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board are pleased to announce that the 2020 NRHA Derby Presented by Markel looks to be on track to take place at the Oklahoma City at State Fair Park June 13–21.

 It’s the good news reiners have been looking for after the long hiatus from the show pen. The green light to proceed follows the announcement on May 14, 2020, of Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt’s proclamation regarding the city’s COVID-19 regulations. With this announcement, the NRHA Derby Presented by Markel's entry deadline has been extended to May 20, the same deadline date for the stabling reservations. Ancillary entries are still due on June 1.

The Palio of Siena, will not be run this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the mayor of the Tuscan city of Siena said today. The bareback race, where riders and horses have to charge three times around Siena’s main, mediaeval square, is held twice a year, on July 2 and Aug. 16 and the last time it was cancelled was in  the 1940s during World War II. Dating back to the Renaissance era, it has rarely been cancelled, one of the times includes a deadly outbreak of cholera in 1855. The Palio  normally draws tens of thousands of tourists to Siena and, according to the city’s mayor Luigi De Mossi, it would be impossible to maintain social distancing. “It was a painful and unanimous decision,” said De Mossi. “The Palio is a celebration and in the conditions our country is in today, it is impossible to run. We had kept an open door, thinking of postponing the decision, but now the time has come. The city and the Sienese need certainties.”

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